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PUPP, Alexander (Al) Zoltan

May 30, 1945 – Montreal, Quebec
April 5, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Alexander (Al) Zoltan Pupp, 73, of Calgary, passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on April 05, 2019.

Al is survived by his children, Brian (Alyssa), grandchildren Mackenzie and Carson Pupp of Edmonton, AB; and Jennifer (Rex), grandchildren Lukas and Harper Clark; and youngest son Andrew Pupp of Calgary. He is also survived by his brother, Joseph (Joan) and sister-in-law, Terry Pupp, all from Lethbridge, AB; lifelong family friend Jane Schofield of Calgary, AB; and special friend Cecily Nelson of Layton, UT; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Joan (nee Fowlie) his parents, Esther and Joseph Pupp, and brother Bill Pupp.

He was born on May 30, 1945, to Esther and Joseph Pupp in Montreal, QC. Al was raised in Taber, AB where he helped his father in the carpentry business, and his grandfather on the farm.

According to the yearbook, he was voted “Mr. Personality” of Taber High. People of all ages and walks of life were drawn to him because of his witty sense of humor and magnetic personality. Al attended Lethbridge College. As a young man, he and a friend enjoyed traveling throughout Europe. He married Joan Fowlie on Aug 05, 1967, and they supported and loved each other for 38 years. Al’s business sense earned him outstanding success in entrepreneurial, sales, and management endeavors.

Alex was an avid golfer. He and his father-in-law played on many of the major courses in the Western United States and Canada. Alex won amateur tournaments multiple times, most memorably the Men’s Open at Pheasantback in 2001. He enjoyed the camaraderie and strong bonds he developed with friends and family through the game.

In recent years, Al was an annual attendee at Taber’s Cornfest and enjoyed meeting up with old friends. He also loved road trips in one of his meticulously cared-for and low kilometer used cars.

Al was deeply devoted to his wife and children, especially his special needs son Andrew, to whom he gave a lifetime of loving service. Al would have wanted to thank Grace and Dave for the loving and continuous care they are providing for his son Andrew.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB) on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Center at the Funeral. Condolences may be forwarded through Those wishing to honor his life may make a donation in his name directly to

In living memory of Al Pupp, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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  1. George & Carol Van Schaick

    Please accept our deepest and heartfelt condolence. Al was a special person, a cheerful & friendly neighbor with a great sense of humor. I along with others will miss his kind spirit. Know that the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Warren and Joanne Gawdun

    We are truly sorry for your loss. Al was a great friend and neighbor and we will cherish the memory of the interesting conversations we shared over the years. He was a very special person and will be deeply missed. Rest In Peace My Friend.

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  3. Sending love to Jenn and Brian & their families. Will always keep Uncle Al close to my heart – his dry wit and his “expert” technique at playing hearts are memories that live on past his time among us physically. Stay strong and know we love you!

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  4. Bob and Pam Ambrose

    Our sincere condolences to the family. Al and I were childhood friends growing up in Taber on the south side of the tracks. We kept in contact sporadically over the years as I moved many times. Any time I called the reply was always the same “hey how ya doin grub!” He had nick names for all of us and mine was earned because Alex was a clothes horse and my attire was less than outstanding. He got us interested in connecting with old friends in Taber by attending Corn fest. He and Cecelie paid us a visit last fall which was very special as had not seen her since high school. Pam and I will unfortunately not be able to attend services but our thoughts will be with you all.

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  5. Peter and Linda Szecsy

    Please accept our deepest condolences. Al was a sincere and honorable man. As a neighbor, we spent many hours talking about everything from socks to golf to nuclear physics. I will miss our chats and I know he will be missed by his family and friends alike. The world has lost a good man. God’s speed.

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  6. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may Perpetual Light shine upon him. May he rest in Peace. Amen.

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  7. Gerald (Jerry) Anderson

    In Grade 6, my brothers and I were transferred to Southside Elementary in a redistribution. The name of the school was changed to L.T. Westlake later that year. I would ride into school with my Dad, who was teaching in the High School. He would drop me off at the highway so I could walk the few blocks to the school. That happened to be the Pupp’s corner with Andy Kono across the street. I would wait in the entry while Alex finished getting ready for school and the three of us would walk to school. I became good friends with many of those that I met that year and we maintained a loose friendship through High School. There are lots of fond memories of the time that we spent together. When I lived in Calgary, we had a few chats on the phone and shared some memories.

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  8. Jim & Gloria Dick

    We want to offer condolences to the family. We went to high school
    In Taber and have many memories of shared activities with many friends. Alex was fun to be around, and kept things going wit his wit and laughter.
    We lost contact for many years, and were delighted to spend an afternoon with him & Cecily last year. So good to laugh together again.
    We hope your memories bring you comfort at this time. You have the best wishes from many friends.

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